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Every child death represents a tragedy, a life changing event for families and communities. Aiming to prevent deaths where we can and improve care and support for children, their families and communities, every child death is reviewed in detail, to draw out any learning and to apply those lessons for the future.
In Berkshire we run a joint Child Death Overview Panel, (CDOP) which looks at the causes of death and the services provided for all the Berkshire children that die. Our panel works across the six local authorities in the county, Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council. CDOP members come from services that surround children, keeping them safe and well and caring for them and their families when they need it.